Usage question for source at /

Wayne Davison wayned at
Sun Jun 5 22:05:59 GMT 2005

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 02:52:05PM -0500, Larry Alkoff wrote:
> How do I specify starting at the root directory?  Is // correct?

Just use / on its own (since it is a trailing slash).

> rsync -uacHv --exclude="lost+found mnt proc public sys tmp"  //  /mnt/backup

You should read the section on the --exclude option more carefully.
You'll want something more like this:

    --exclude=/lost+found --exclude=/mnt --exclude=/proc
    --exclude=/public --exclude=/sys --exclude=/tmp
(Your command only excludes one very strange filename.)  Alternately,
switch over to using --exclude-from=FILE with all the anchored names on
separate lines in the file.


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